In October 2014, Construction Youth Trust, in partnership with The Worshipful Company of Paviors, ran a successful Budding Brunels programme with students from the Cambridge Heath Sixth Form partnership. The programme recruited from all three schools within the partnership, and of the 24 students that attended, 11 students were successful in gaining work placements following the programme.
In celebration of our students and all they achieved on the course, Construction Youth Trust hosted a Celebration Event on Monday the 15th of June in partnership with The Worshipful Company of Paviors at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.
The event was attended by many of the students who participated on the course, as well as their teachers and other supporters of the programme. Speeches were made by Christine Townley and Thomas Glover from Construction Youth Trust, Ian Edwards of The Worshipful Company of Paviors and the ceremony concluded with official awarding of certificates to students by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Paviors, Master Terry Last.
Budding Brunels is a schools engagement programme aimed at students from diverse backgrounds, and aims to inform and inspire them about professional opportunities available within the built environment. The programme brings together students with industry ambassadors to showcase the array of career paths and opportunities available to them following their mainstream education.
"Budding Brunels is something different. It fills a very important need for students who haven’t thought outside the traditional professions." - Louis, a teacher from Cambridge Heath Sixth Form.
Find out more about our Budding Brunels programme here.